Randy Swearer

Dr. Randy Swearer heads up the Autodesk Education Experiences team and is responsible for the company’s The Future of Learning business transformation. The education business has evolved over the past few years to enable the next generation of customers to imagine, design, and create a better world. Randy’s blended expertise in both design and education will galvanize Autodesk's efforts to empower students on a journey of lifelong learning through problem-solving, collaboration, and design thinking. Prior to Autodesk, Randy was provost at the University of Philadelphia. He also served as the deputy director of the design program of the National Endowment for the Arts and was the Design Division head in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas. There, he was awarded the Texas Excellence Teaching Prize. With a foundation in technology, Randy was a senior designer and supervisor at Wang Laboratories and senior communications specialist at IBM. Randy is also active on the speaker circuit, having lectured widely on design, planning, and community-identity issues. He has served on national juries for The National Building Museum, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Yale University, and the American Institute of Architects. Randy received his PhD in anthropology and urban studies from Union Institute, an MFA in design from Yale University, and a BA from Wesleyan University.

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